Yellowknife – October 30, 2018
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Today, Minister of Infrastructure Wally Schumann announced the launch of a new grant initiative—the Government Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Grant Program.


The Government GHG Grant Program is an application-based, non-repayable grant program designed to support GHG emissions reduction projects and initiatives for NWT community governments, municipalities, and Indigenous governments.

Yellowknife – October 26, 2018
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The Minister of Infrastructure, Wally Schumann announced today that the Government of the Northwest Territories welcomes the decision by the Responsible Ministers to adopt the recommendations of the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Review Board on the environmental assessment of the Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road (TASR), including measures modified by the Tłı̨chǫ Government and responsible Ministers through the consult to modify process with the Board. The Tłı̨chǫ Government has also separately concurred with the report.

Hay River – October 9, 2018
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Due to impassible ice conditions in the Amundsen Gulf, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Marine Transportation Services (MTS) has confirmed plans to airlift cargo to Paulatuk, Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk. MTS acknowledges the concerns of the communities involved and has committed to deliver essential cargo to all affected communities, based on available air transport. The number one priority for MTS is to replenish petroleum supplies in Paulatuk so that the community has sufficient fuel for the entire winter.

Hay River – October 5, 2018
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The new addition to Woodland Manor officially opened on Friday, October 5 in Hay River.

The new addition and a renovation to a room in Woodland Manor replaces the ten long term care beds that were in the old H.H. Williams Memorial Hospital. Having the long term care beds in the same facility helps streamline the care provided to seniors and elders.

The new addition includes nine long term care rooms and a family room. The family room is where family members can spend the night or have quiet interactions with their loved ones.

Hay River – October 3, 2018
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GNWT Marine Transportation Services (MTS) advises that due to impassable ice conditions, the following barge deliveries have been cancelled for the 2018 sailing season:

Paulatuk Cambridge Bay Kugluktuk

Ice conditions in the Amundsen Gulf have been reported to be the most challenging in over 30 years. MTS thanks the Canadian Coast Guard for the icebreaking assistance that they have provided to our tug and barge operations this season.

Yellowknife – October 3, 2018
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The Department of Infrastructure (INF), with assistance from the RCMP, conducted a roadside drug and alcohol survey from September 26- 29, 2018 in Yellowknife.

The survey was to collect baseline data on the prevalence of impaired driving before the legalization of cannabis on October 17. This data will assist INF in creating educational campaigns that target specific groups based on the frequency of drug and alcohol use.

August 27, 2018
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Norman Wells, le 28 août 2018 – Le lundi 27 août, à Norman Wells, les résidents du Sahtú ont souligné l’ouverture officielle du Centre régional de santé et de services sociaux Sahtú Got'iné et du centre de soins de longue durée Sahtú Dene Nechá Kǫ́.

June 27, 2018
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Delivered on June 27, 2018

Check Against Delivery 

Good morning. I am pleased to be here this morning to take part in this official announcement and would like to thank Minister Bennett, MP McLeod, Premier McLeod, Chief Moses from Wrigley, representatives of the Sahtu and all our invited guests for joining us.

May 31, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (May 31, 2018) – With the new Stanton Hospital now more than 75 per cent complete, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has signed a lease agreement with Stanton Ventura Inc. to accommodate tenants in the redeveloped existing Stanton Hospital.

Renovations will begin in summer 2019 after patients are moved into the new Stanton Territorial Hospital. The existing hospital will be re-purposed to house:

May 31, 2018
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YELLOWKNIFE (May 31, 2018) — With summer fast approaching, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is preparing for several highway and bridge construction projects across the North and wants to make sure Northwest Territories residents and visitors are kept well informed.

These construction projects are part of the GNWT’s efforts to follow through on its mandate commitment to invest in strategic transportation infrastructure across the Northwest Territories.